Chuks Collins is a New York Based fashion designer who started his career in Lagos Nigeria with an unlikely start, Chuks graduated university with a degree in accounting and entered the corporate sector. His passion for design and styling would cause him to refocus his business acumen to the worlds of fashion and entertainment.
His designs have appeared on the runways of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Atlanta International Fashion week and Nigeria Fashion Weeks. He produced a 70 piece collection of dresses that were displayed during the Miss Intercontinental Pageant in Germany. He has styled for print and television, and serves as a costume designer for Hollywood films. His designs have entered the closets of clients across the United States, London and Milan.
Chuks Collins returned to school at the Art Institute of New York to advance in his knowledge in all aspects of the design field. In 2015, he launched Fashion Vie, a nonprofit organization that utilizes creative industries to raise support and awareness for global social issues. Following a traumatic accident and subsequent medical setbacks in 2012, he received support from some nonprofit organizations including Housing Works, an organization that works tirelessly to end the dual crises of homelessness and HIV/AIDS through relentless advocacy and the provision of lifesaving services. With Fashion Vie, Chuks directs fashion events with his personal fashion line, Chuks Collins (formerly known Kholyns Couture), to serve as a platform to champion organizations like Housing Works and many others whose mission is to promote social justice and provide basic resources for all of humanity.